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New Wine Books: Lewin’s Intelligent Guides, Caro Feely’s Half-Full Glass

The Wine Economist

Herewith brief reviews of a series of regional wine guides by Benjamin Lewin MW and the newest volume in Caro Feely’s series on her family’s wine and vineyard experiences in France. Not Your Usual Wine Guide Benjamin Lewin MW, Guides to Wines & Top Vineyards Series. Vendage Press, various dates. Benjamin Lewin travels the world […]

Around the World in Eighty Wines visits Natalie MacLean on Facebook Live

The Wine Economist

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting with Natalie MacLean, editor of Canada’s largest wine review site, on her “Sunday Sipper Club” Facebook Live program. Here’s a link to the program website, which includes both the video replay and some of the many comments from Natalie’s engaged, informed, and very enthusiastic viewers. https://www.nataliemaclean.com/blog/mike-veseth-wine-economist-around-the-world-in-80-wines/ As you […]

What’s Ahead for Wine Tourism in Mendoza? Lessons from a Rock Opera

The Wine Economist

The United Nations World Tourism Organization’s global wine tourism conference in Mendoza, Argentina was full of contrasts as you might expect in a high desert region that is punctuated by isolated vine-filled green oases.  The morning sessions featured conventional conference formats — speakers, panels, Powerpoint slides, dark rooms, coffee breaks (and really good simultaneous translation […]

Four Takeaways from the Global Wine Tourism Conference in Mendoza

The Wine Economist

Sue and I are back from the second United Nations World Tourism Organization global wine tourism conference in Mendoza, Argentina. It was an intense and interesting few days in a welcoming and dynamic part of the wine world. Here are a few things we think we learned at the conference. More to follow. You’ve Come […]

Book Review: Cracking Croatian Wine

The Wine Economist

Cracking Croatian Wine: A Visitor-Friendly Guide, by Dr. Matthew Horkey and Charine Tan, published by Exotic Wine Travel. The Wine Economist and I (Mrs. Wine Economist) live in a community with a distinct Croatian history, with many Croatian-Americans residents, and a Slavonian American Benevolent Society that dates from 1901. A home nearby regularly flies a […]

Wine Book Reviews: Kiwi Revolutions and British Columbia Icons

The Wine Economist

Warren Moran, New Zealand Wine: The Land, the Vines, and the People (Hardie Grant, 2017). John Schreiner, Icon: Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries (Touchwood Editions, 2017). I’ve always thought that New Zealand and British Columbia have a lot in common. Both are spectacularly beautiful places with warm, welcoming people. The wild areas near Tofino on Vancouver […]

It’s Here! “Around the World in Eighty Wines” Now Available

The Wine Economist

I have been waiting for this day for a while! My new book Around the World in Eighty Wines is officially released today in hardback, e-book, and audio book formats.  If you pre-ordered your copy it should arrive very soon. Can’t wait to hear  what you think of it. Actually, if you pre-ordered on Amazon.com you […]

Book Reviews: Lewin on Modern Wine + Alexander’s Wine for Literature Lovers

The Wine Economist

I want to draw your attention to two new wine books. They are as different as different can be, but both are valuable additions to your wine bookshelf. Indispensable Guide to Modern Wine The first book is Wine Myths & Reality by Benjamin Lewin MW and I think it is more than just valuable — indispensable […]

Economic Impact of California Wine Country Wildfires: Preliminary Analysis

The Wine Economist

Like most of you I have been intently focused on the wildfires that have swept through the California North Coast wine region and their tragic human impact. It is difficult to accept that such loss of life and property is possible, but the fires and the winds that drive them have been relentless. I started […]

Publisher’s Weekly & Booklist Review “Around the World in Eighty Wines”

The Wine Economist

Sue and I are back from Mendoza and gearing up for the release of my next book in a couple of weeks. Around the World in Eighty Wines draws its inspiration from the people we have met and the wines we’ve tasted as we have circled the globe in recent years. Can’t wait for my copy […]

Wine Tourism in Mendoza: Rethinking Best-Practices with the UNWTO

The Wine Economist

The Wine Economist will take a break for the next two weeks while Sue and I travel to Mendoza, Argentina for the second Global Wine Tourism conference organized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization and hosted by the Argentina Ministry of Tourism. It will be great to return to Mendoza and to have a […]

50, 83, 41, 44: There’s a Lot to Celebrate This Year at Chateau Ste Michelle

The Wine Economist

Washington State’s Chateau Ste Michelle is celebrating its birthday this year and there is a lot to celebrate, as I will explain below, even if the exact number of candles on the cake is open to debate. Happy Birthday to The Chateau The Chateau, as we call Chateau Ste Michelle in these parts, goes for […]

Flashback Friday: Can Wine Tourism Take Center Stage in Valpolicella?

The Wine Economist

Sue and I have wine tourism on our minds these days because we are getting ready for the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s global wine tourism conference in Mendoza, Argentina later this month. We were in the Veneto at this time three years ago and wine tourism was on our minds there, too. Here is […]

What in the World is Charles Smith Up to Now? A Visit to Jet City Winery

The Wine Economist

Charles Smith’s Jet City Winery is located across the street from historic Boeing Field in Seattle’s gritty but hip Georgetown neighborhood. The building started life as a Dr. Pepper bottling plant. The public spaces reflect both the structure’s mid-century roots and Charles Smith’s signature aesthetic, with lots of glass, metal, and recycled wood. The cellar […]

The Genius of Charles Smith and the Land versus Brand Wine Wars

The Wine Economist

What do you know about Charles Smith? He’s a marketing genius! Where does he get his ideas? Do you know what he is going to do next? We were in a restaurant in Yountville, the heart of the Napa Valley, talking with one of the valley’s best winemakers. There was a lot to discuss, but […]

Coming Up: Second UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism in Mendoza

The Wine Economist

The second United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Wine Tourism is coming to Mendoza, Argentina on September 28-30, 2017. You can view the preliminary program here). Sue and I had the pleasure to participate in the first UNWTO global wine tourism conference in the Republic of Georgia in 2016 and are excited to […]

Big & Hot Wine: Cab Boom, Napa Bubble, Think Pink, Back to the Future?

The Wine Economist

Last week’s Wine Economist column featured a very basic “Big and Hot” analysis of recent U.S. wine market data, focusing on which parts of the market are the most interesting in terms of “big” total expenditures versus the fastest growing “hot” categories. (If you haven’t read the first column, click here to check it out.) […]

New “Wine by Numbers” + Analysis of Global & US Wine Market Dynamics

The Wine Economist

  A new edition of Wine by Numbers was released a few days ago and it is required reading for anyone interested in global wine market dynamics. Wine by Numbers presents current data about global wine exports, imports and patterns of trade. It is a free resource provided by the Unione Italiani Vini, the Italian […]

Celebrating Milestones for Canada (150 Years) & Canadian Wine (37 Vintages)

The Wine Economist

Milestones. Do they mark how far you have come on a journey? Or do they tell you how far you’ve left to go? Both, I guess, which gives them a (wine) glass half full / half empty quality that invites contemplation. Canada and Canadian wine have reached important milestones recently and I think there is […]

When is a Wine Tourist Not a Wine Tourist? Lessons from Cyprus

The Wine Economist

We were sitting on the terrace at Nelion Winery, perched on the famous Paphos-Troodos road, talking with winemaker Marinos Ioannou and tasting his excellent wines. (We loved a dry red made from the indigenous Ofthalmo grape variety and brought home a bottle to share with friends here). A Happening Place Nelion was kind of a happening place […]

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